Pooja Hegde is a model turned actress. Her first movie was a Tamil superhero film called Mugamoodi in 2012. She has also acted in a few Telugu films which include Oka Laila Kosam and Mukunda. Pooja Hegde’s first Bollywood film is Mohenjo Daro.
The tall and lithe actress was born on October 13, 1990, studied and pursued her professional pursuits in Mumbai, Maharashtra, although her family hails from Udupi, Karnataka. She speaks Tulu, Kannada and English well. She proved to be exceptionally better at dance and fashion shows in college, following which she tried her hand in modeling
Pooja Hedge in Miss Universe competition
Pooja India won the Miss India Talented position but lost out on the main competition. The 1. 70 meter (5 feet 7 inch) tall beauty applied again and became the second runner-up in Miss Universe India 2010 competition. She also won the Miss India South Glamorous Hair title. She was nominated for the Best Tamil Actress debut award for her first film.
Bollywood came her calling when Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife Sunita found her suitable for the role opposite Hrithik Roshan for her husband’s movie ‘Mohenjo Daro’. The actress known to be quite cautious with her film choices, even rejected a movie with Mani Ratnam but confirmed her acceptance to the Bollywood movie, after taking into account the subject matter and the potential of the film.
The actress says that she is proud of her middle-class background and that she is not enamored by lavish life. Pooja is also known for her dancing skills, having been trained in classical forms of dance, especially Bharatnatyam.
Though Pooja Hedge admits that she had her share of crushes, she would rather focus on her films and deliverer best. She says, “Back in school days, there was this guy who had a big crush on me. He mustered courage enough to propose me on ‘Rose Day’ but my friends burst out laughing at the very moment. “